Posts From Brent Reid

About Brent Reid

I started Brenton Film because I love silent film – quelle surprise! For more, see this site's About page.


Nosferatu: Chronicles from the Vaults

Nosferatu, helmed by iconic director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, is one of the the key works of the entire silent era Both have inspired – then as now – an unending supply


Nosferatu the Shapeshifter: An Inventory of Intertitles, Prints and Premières

Nosferatu (1922), the archetypal vampire film, is still one of the world’s most popular horrors Endlessly reissued for almost a century, it’s metamorphosised through a bewildering array of different versions It


Nosferatu Unleashed in HD: Every Blu-ray Reviewed

Nosferatu (1922), the earliest surviving screen version of Dracula, is one of the most popular of all silent films Issued countless times on VHS, LaserDisc and DVD, Count Orlok now materialises


Win BFI Blu-ray/DVD Sets of Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars!

The British Film Institute have released their recent restoration of acclaimed British director Anthony Asquith’s brilliant début feature, Shooting Stars, in a Blu-ray/DVD combo set You can win one of two


Win Two Brilliant BFI Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Sets!

The Birth of a Nation (1915) has just been released on Blu-ray by the BFI and you can win one of two copies All you have to do is answer


Two BFI Blu-ray/DVD Sets of Ken Russell’s Valentino Biopic to Be Won!

Courtesy of the kind folks at the BFI, two lucky readers will win a copy of Rudolph Valentino’s hit biopic on Blu-ray and DVD All you have to do is answer


Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs!

We’re giving away two Chaplin films of your choice on Blu-ray or DVD, thanks to the kind folks at Artificial Eye Two of you lucky readers will get to choose


Win tickets to the test screening of brand new silent film London Symphony!

Brenton Film is delighted to give away one pair of tickets to the test screening of a brand new city symphony. As some of you might remember, towards the end


Silent Film Musicians Directory

Welcome to the most comprehensive worldwide listing of silent film musicians and composers ever published There are currently around 350 entries – and counting Look up your favourite accompanists or


Kevin Brownlow’s Napoléon to Make Long-Awaited Début on Home Video

Napoléon (1927) Abel Gance’s Restored Epic in UK Cinemas November 2016–January 2017 Update: 28 July 2016 Press Release and BFI Blu-ray/DVD Details It’s true: noted film historian Kevin Brownlow’s magnum